SALT LAKE CITY – A former school bus driver who allegedly sexually abused a 5-year-old student with special needs who rode regularly on his bus was in court Wednesday.
John Martin Carrell faces nearly two dozen felony charges in connection with the case and has been in jail since May; he was charged after a father reported his daughter said the man had touched her inappropriately and police reviewed surveillance camera footage from the bus.
Carrell appeared with a new attorney for Thursday’s scheduling conference, and FOX 13 News’ Scott McKane was on hand for a live report—see the video above for details.
Carrell is scheduled to appear in court next on July 15, and the man’s attorney said they may seek a reduction of bail. Carrell is currently being held on a $3 million cash only bond.